Every year, Birmingham Civic Society celebrates Birmingham’s achievements in conservation and restoration through our Renaissance Award. The awards are open for any project completed during the year of 2021.

Birmingham Civic Society’s Renaissance Award recognises the most successful conservation projects completed in the city, be it the restoration of a building, public space, or structure. We strongly believe following the epidemic, now more than ever there’s greater recognition of how the spaces where we live and work shapes our quality of life.

The award appreciates and values a variety of projects, whether that be a twentieth century swimming baths, a restaurant or museum of geology. Over the past five years, we have seen over fifty projects nominated across the city; everything from a pub, to a coffin-fitting factory and 2019 winner the conversion of former Victorian workshop in the Jewellery Quarter.

As the awards were delayed during the pandemic, we will be presenting awards for 2020 and 2021.

Now, it’s over to you!

Do you know of a building, structure or public space that was once derelict, vacant or under-used which has been brought back to life and completed between 1 January – 31 December in  2021?

If so, it may be eligible for our Renaissance Awards!

To nominate a project, please complete and return this short nomination form by Friday 14th October 2022.